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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      14 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Regarding Driving to/from Kathmamdu

    Lately, there has been extensive road construction (KATHMANDU TO POKHARA )on Prithvi Highway, causing traffic congestion and air pollution. The journey that used to take around 6-7 hours now takes roughly 8-9 hours. We appreciate your patience.

    Trip Overview

    Are you looking for a trekking area in Nepal? Want to spend your next holidays surrounded by serene nature? Well, if so, you need not look further. We present the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, an incredible trek in the Himalayas.

    Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek is compiled with many features and highlights that make the trip a wonder. To name a few, you can marvel at the breathtaking landscapes and dense forests and experience the rich culture of the local ethnic groups of Gurung and Tamangs.

    So what are you waiting for? Book the trip now! You need an inquiry, and our team will make the arrangements in order to make the Annapurna Base Trek a splendid journey of your lifetime.


    • Enjoy the scenic vista from the windows while you fly to Pokhara.
    • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, the country's largest conservation area.
    • Admire a wide range of flora like Rhododendron, juniper, pine trees, and bamboo.
    • Cross the Kali Gandaki Gorge- the deepest gorge in the world.
    • Socialize with the local villagers, mostly belonging to Gurung, Tamang, and Magar people.
    • Explore and learn about the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and cultures.
    • Pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist monasteries decorated with beautiful prayer flags.
    • Look at the jaw-dropping views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other mountain ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint.
    • Jump and de-stress in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, a perfect spot to take the stress of the days away!
    • Celebrate the accomplishment of standing below the mountains with your team members at an elevation of 4130 meters!

    Route Overview

    Now, let's look at our Annapurna Base Camp Trek route.

    The trip begins upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. While you walk outside the airport, you'll see one of our representatives with a Nepal Hiking Team display board. He'll escort you to the hotel where you can rest for the night. Then, we'll take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    Upon reaching, you'll rest for the night and prepare for the hike. We'll hike towards Tikhe Dhunga and to Ghorepani. We'll wake up early the next morning and hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint. At the viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Hinchuli, Annapurna ranges, Dhampus Peak, and also Dhaulagiri II.

    After watching the sunrise at the Poon Hill viewpoint, we'll walk our way to Tadapani, Chhomrong Village, Dovan, and then to Deurali. With this, we reach the ultimate destination too, the Annapurna Base Camp, via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We'll then descend from ABC to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, and then take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 

    Best Time

    So, you are ready to expand your horizon and plan the Annapurna Base Camp Trek soon. But, you need to consider one factor that can affect your whole trekking experience, i.e., the weather conditions. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is accessible all year round; however, the best time for the trek is on any date in either March-May or September- November.

    Those are the ideal time to embark on the trails of Annapurna. The weather during those times will be suitable for hikes, which will eventually uplift your hiking experience.

    We do not recommend hiking during the monsoon and winter seasons. This is because you'll face heavy rainfall and snowfall during your hikes. If you trek during these seasons, there'll be a high chance of injuries and natural calamities. Therefore, to avoid these situations, choosing only the best time for the ABC trek would be best.

    Difficulty Level

    Before booking the trip, one question will indeed cross your mind. And that question is, "How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek." We want to address this question and provide information on the ABC trek's difficulty level.

    First of all, you should know that the Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek. There are two factors that affect the difficulty level of any trek. Let's break the level into two aspects- Hiking routes and Elevation.

    The hiking route you'll embark on during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has many uphill and downhill terrains. You'll be walking for approximately 5-6 daily with frequent breaks. The terrains are relatively steep and hence can be easily crossed. Therefore, with frequent breaks, and the fantastic scenery, you'll complete the trek easily.

    Second of all, let's discuss the Elevation of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The highest elevated ground you'll ascend is 4130m at the Annapurna Base Camp. While hiking at this altitude level, there is less chance of altitude sickness. Moreover, the ABC trek itinerary is designed to give you enough days to acclimate your body to the altitude.

    Therefore, you can be assured that the Annapurna Base Camp can be completed by beginner hikers as well.

    Alternative Treks You Can Consider!

    Well, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is wondrous, isn't it? If you still want to look for more trekking packages, we want to suggest some to you. Let's look at some other treks that lie in the Annapurna region.

    Firstly, you can look at the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a round-trip flight to/from Pokhara, where trekkers can enjoy the trek and marvel at the foothills of the Base Camp but excludes overnights in Pokhara.

    Another trekking package would be Instant Annapurna Base Camp, which is just a 9-day trek. In this short amount of time, you can reach the Annapurna Base Camp and enjoy the moment.

    We’ve come to the end of the overview. If you want more information about this trek, please send us an email, and we’ll get back to you soon!


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    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar.
    • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
    • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • WI-Fi internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers,s, etc.

    Cost and Date

    June, 2023

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      Travellers‘ reviews

      Audience rating summary

      5.0014 ratings
      • Annapurna Base Camp Trek December 2022

        Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about a year ago after my adult son made a trip out back in 2019.

        Nepal Hiking Team made the trip much more enjoyable by facilitating rides to and from the airport in Kathmandu, answering any questions or concerns promptly and being courteous and helpful. Of course I have to give a shout out to my guide for the ABC trek Dipendra and also the porter Gakul!!! Dipendra did an exceptional job of making the trip as smooth as can be expected! In every village he booked me the best room available with mountain views, helped with ordering food and making sure I was comfortable.

        On the trail Dipendra carefully monitored my condition and frequently checked in with how I was feeling. As it turned out I was able to keep a pretty good pace (I'm a 56 year old man in decent shape) and we arrived at Annapurna Base Camp a day ahead of schedule (which was fortunate because clouds moved in the next day). Gakul was very strong and always made sure my duffle bag was in my room when we arrived in the next village. Dipendra and Gakul also made the evening time fun by inviting me to play card games in the tea house common area.

        If you get a chance learn the game Dumbal - it's fun! Dipendra also guided me in Pokhara where we saw the peace pagoda, Hindu temple caves and the International Mountaineering Museum.

        In conclusion, Ganga, Dipendra and Gakul with Nepal Hiking Team provided excellent service worth every dollar.

        I will definitely use their services again when I return. I'm already thinking about Everest Base Camp or Manaslu Circuit!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Rick Belliveau
        US   |   26th Dec 2022
      • Family Trip to Annapurna Base Camp

        Dear Ganga and the entire team,

        We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible.

        Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee.

        Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too.

        Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them.

        Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable.

        On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork.

        Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again.

        We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek.


        Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Jayadatta Narasipura
        US   |   24th May 2022
      • Must Do! - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

        My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality.

        From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave!

        A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Peter
        US   |   8th Dec 2021
      • ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team

        I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Stephen
        AU   |   3rd Sep 2021
      • Amazing trekking in the Himalaya

        Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I've been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn't travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It's the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous.

        I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu.

        NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you'll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you're going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It's a reliable company, and I recommend it.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Marcello
        BR   |   11th Mar 2021
      • Awesome Annapurna Adventure

        For the longest time, I had wanted to visit Nepal and trek in the mountains. While researching online, I came across the Nepal Hiking Team, read about their Gokyo Lakes adventure, and sent them an email for more info. Ganga replied within 12 hours (the San Francisco/Kathmandu time difference is pretty extreme), and we began planning my adventure. Once I felt pretty confident that the Hiking Team and Ganga were the right group for me, I booked my flights and finalized my trekking plans.

        Fast forward two months. It's midnight in Kathmandu, and after a series of tiring flights, I'm taking my first steps in Nepal. Once I clear immigration, I walk outside, and right there, as expected, is the Nepal Hiking Team ready to pick me up and bring me to the hotel they had booked for me. The hotel (Kathmandu Eco Hotel) had power (permitting of the city's brownouts), WiFi, clean bathrooms, and fans. Anyways, the next day I spent taking a tour of Kathmandu. The following day I was slated to fly to Lukla to begin my trek to Gokyo Lakes.

        After a short ground delay, our plane to Lukla was in the air. Out the window (make sure you sit on the left side) were some of the most fantastic mountain views I've ever seen. Unfortunately, as we approached the landing strip at Lukla, the pilots determined the weather was too poor to make a safe landing, so we returned to Kathmandu. Upon landing, I called up the Nepal Hiking Team and they were at the airport within 10 minutes to pick me up and put me up another night in the hotel. The next day, I spent mostly at the airport as all the flights to Lukla were cancelled. In the early afternoon, Ganga himself came to the airport to talk about alternate plans. As much as I wanted to visit Gokyo Lakes, with two days lost to flight delays, there wasn't enough time for me to make it there. We then agreed that instead, I would trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.

        I was a little bummed that I couldn't make it to Gokyo but was still looking forward to Annapurna. I realize I've taken the last few paragraphs talking about my experience in Kathmandu, but the point I really want to make is that the Nepal Hiking Team was dedicated to making my Nepal experience as good as possible. Between picking me up at midnight, springing for 2 extra nights at the hotel in Kathmandu, and making plans to visit the Annapurna Base Camp on such short notice, they demonstrated to me that they really care. They really are awesome people.

        The next day, I flew out to Pokhara and immediately drove up to Nayapul where I began my trek in to the Annapurna Conservation Area. My guide, Prakash, was very energetic and knew all the guest houses and trails very well. The scenery was incredible. This was by far the best trek I've ever been on.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. James
        AU   |   13th Feb 2020
      • Professionalism and genuine care

        I and my son did the back to back treks of Mustang region and Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill. Undoubtedly Nepal Hiking Team arrangement everything precisely and with care. We often visit several countries and I have visited 70 countries as of now with a guide of course. But the service provided by Nepal Hiking Team really takes the win. From the beginning of the trek like picking us up at the airport to the trekking journey, everything was perfectly arranged. I have no complains. They were always on time and prompt. They always provide the detailed information prior to any event.

        For instance, our Pokhara to Jomsom flight got cancelled because of the extreme weather. But, Nepal Hiking Team was so prompt to arrange a jeep for us to travel to Jomsom. As we were on a tight schedule this really came in handy. But the drive took 16 hours due to the consistent landslides that blocked the ways; however we succeeded to reach Jomsom in time. Another instance is when Balaram, the executive director of NHT suggested us to do the ABC trek first and then the Mustang trek as in late September there is high chances of rainfall. Thanks to him we didn’t have to face even one day of rainfall.

        I genuinely loved the professionalism and care of the team. Amazing trek, outstanding service! Thank you Nepal Hiking Team.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Kenneth Byron Hipp
        US   |   17th Nov 2019
      • Unforgettable experience with the NHT!

        I recently returned from hiking to Annapurna Base Camp and I am so thankful to Nepal Hiking Team, especially my wonderful guide Narayan Dhamala, the president Ganga, and my porter Bhim, for making this journey special and unforgettable. A couple months ago I decided to take a solo trip to Nepal and hike in the amazing Himalayas. I started looking for a trekking company and after carefully reading the reviews and feedback of several agencies, I opted for Nepal Hiking Team. The fact that they are rated #1 and they are also a local company made me feel good about my decision, and this was further reinforced once I started communicating with Ganga about my travel plans. He was always available to answer any questions I had. The trek to ABC was the best trekking experience I've had and I'm very grateful for Narayan, who not only was an experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide with great communication skills, but he was a kind, funny, and positive person. I learned so much about the Nepalese culture, the villages we stayed in, the Annapurna Sanctuary, and that made the trek even more enjoyable. When we would arrive at the teahouse we would stay for the night, I always had a comfortable room to stay in. The company has a very good reputation with the owners of the teahouses and this is very important, especially as you get closer to the base camp and there aren't enough rooms for everyone. At base camp I met a few people who had to sleep in tents or sheds, while myself and two other private groups with NHT, had a place to sleep in the teahouse rooms. Narayan went above and beyond to ensure my well being, making sure that I am eating well and that I am staying hydrated. We kept a consistent schedule and fortunately I didn't have any altitude sickness or any other health issues. I am already thinking about my next trek in Nepal and without a doubt I will want to organize it with Nepal Hiking Team again.

        From the moment I arrived at the Kathmandu airport until the day I was dropped off, everything was coordinated so professionally and flawlessly by Ganga and his team. Nepal Hiking Team goes the extra mile and they truly make their clients' comfort and well being the top priority. I encourage everyone who wants to trek in Nepal to hire this excellent local trekking company.

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Eliz-Talida Serif
        US   |   14th Nov 2019
      • A Dream Come True!

        I have always wanted to trek in the Nepal Mountains as long as I can remember, and I finally got around to doing it with Nepal Hiking Team! Let me just start off by saying that it was definitely worth every penny, as I had the best time of my life! 

        Because I only had two weeks of holiday to fit my trip, I decided to call in the help of Nepal Hiking Team- who were recommended by a friend who arranged trekking through the agency on many occasions. I can honestly say that without the agency's staff and team member's professionalism, knowledge, resources and patience, the trip would not have happened.

        Mr Ganga and Mr. Balaram of Nepal Hiking Team agency recommended the route, arranged the permits, booked my accommodation and domestic flights, employed the guide and porter, recommended fitness training, advised what to pack and answered all of my numerous questions by email, long before my flight departed. Mr. Ganga even met me in the madness of the Kathmandu airport and safely navigated through the crowds and the traffic to the lovely little hotel- the Apsara Boutique.

        And then I was off to Pokhara, escorted to the airport once again by Mr. Ganga and my guide- Arun. Mr Ganga even thoughtfully booked my seat on the right side of the plane, so that I could see the mountains from the air. I will never forget my excitement at the first glimpse of those magnificent mountains! Nepal Hiking Team's flexibility is among the best services that were offered to me.

        No words or photos can describe the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and back. It was awesome, it was incredibly hard, and it was mind-blowingly beautiful. The trek was amazing and I loved the slippery slopes coming down from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The natural pools of the Jhinu hot springs were also my most memorable part of the journey. Through all of this, my guide Arun guarded me with his amazing knowledge and understanding, never-ending patience and wonderful sense of humor. I can recommend Nepal Hiking Team without any hesitation to anyone who ever entertains the thought of visiting Nepal.

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Valmond Edmonds
        GB   |   20th May 2018
      • Good Company with Excellent Team

        I had an awesome experience of a day tour with a veteran guide and a generous driver from Nepal Hiking Team. Very good company. They helped me explore around all the main sites in Kathmandu which was exquisite.

        All my thanks go to Arun who was a very good guide from Nepal Hiking Team. He was friendly, calm, gracious, and often entertained singing Nepalese songs while we were strolling during 10 days trek.

        Ganga, moreover, was a nice and friendly person. We met on the first day when I reached at Kathmandu airport and then met with him again when I completed trekking. Everything was arranged perfectly and Ganga has got a good team. I want to recommend Nepal Hiking Team to anyone who is planning to come to Nepal.

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Pussdee Burton
        GB   |   10th Nov 2016